GIBSON ELECTRIC: EXPLORER SERIES
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EXPLORER (KORINA) Get Pricing - offset hourglass korina (African limba wood) body, white pickguard, korina neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, blackface peghead with pearl logo inlay, 6-on-a-side tuners, gold (1958-59) or nickel (1962-63) hardware, 2 P.A.F. (1958-59) or patent number (1962-63) humbucker pickups, 2 volume/1 tone controls, 3-position switch, available in Natural finish, approx. 22 mfg. 1958-1959, parts clean-up during 1962-1963 (brown case 1958-59, black case 1962-63).
Explorer Reissue Get Pricing - similar to Explorer (Korina), except has mahogany body/neck, available in Black, Natural (most common), or White finishes, mfg. 1975-1980.
Explorer (I) Get Pricing - similar to Explorer II, except has mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay, decal headstock logo, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece or black Kahler Flyer tremolo, 2 uncovered humbuckers, available in Black or White finishes, mfg. 1981-89.
E/2 (E2, E II, EXPLORER II) Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style body with beveled edges, five-piece laminated walnut/maple body, set walnut neck with maple stringers, 22-fret ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, Explorer-style headstock, six-on-one-side tuners, E/2 engraved truss rod cover, tune-o-matic bridge, TP-6 stop tailpiece, black pickguard, two exposed humbucker pickups, three black barrel knobs, three-way pickup switch, gold hardware, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1979-1984.
EXPLORER KORINA REISSUE (1983 MFG.) Get Pricing - offset hourglass korina body, black pickguard, korina neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, blackface peghead with pearl logo inlay, stamped serial number on peghead, six-on-a-side Schaller tuners, gold hardware, two humbucker pickups, two volume/one tone controls, three-position switch, available in Antique Natural, Candy Apple Red, Ebony, or Ivory finish, mfg. 1983 only.
Explorer Heritage (Limited Edition) Get Pricing - similar to Explorer Korina Reissue, except has inked serial number on peghead, pearloid buttons, black control knobs, available in Antique Natural, Ebony, or Ivory finishes, mfg. 1983 only.
Explorer Heritage (Custom Shop) Get Pricing - similar to Explorer Korina Reissue, except has stamped serial number on peghead, black pickguard, gold hardware, available in Antique Natural, Ebony, or Ivory finishes, mfg. 1983 only.
EXPLORER 83 (EXPLORER) Get Pricing - offset hourglass body, mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tremolo tailpiece (Kahler and Floyd Rose systems), six-on-one-side tuners, chrome hardware, two exposed coil humbucker pickups, two volume/tone controls, three-position switch, available in Black and White finishes, mfg. 1984-89.
Explorer w/Black Hardware Get Pricing - similar to Explorer 83, except has Kahler tremolo system and black hardware, mfg. 1985 only.
Explorer CMT Get Pricing - similar to Explorer 83, except has bound curly maple top, mfg. 1984 only.
EXPLORER III Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style alder body, set maple neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, hockey stick Explorer-style headstock with gold Gibson logo decal, six-on-one-side tuners, tune-o-matic bridge with a stop tailpiece or optional locking tremolo bridge, three soapbar P-90 pickups, two knobs (v, tone), two three-way pickup switches, chrome hardware, available in Alpine White, Camouflage, Ebony, or Red finish, 24.75 in. scale, mfg. 1984-85.
Explorer III w/Black Hardware Get Pricing - similar to the Explorer III, except has a Kahler double locking tremolo and black hardware, mfg. 1985 only.
EXPLORER 425 Get Pricing - offset hourglass mahogany body, set-in mahogany neck, white pickguard, 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, Kahler vibrato, blackface peghead with pearl logo inlay, 6-on-a-side tuners, black hardware, 2 uncovered single coil/humbucker pickups, volume/tone controls, 3 mini switches, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1986 only.
XLP CUSTOM Get Pricing - similar to Explorer 425, except has bound top, sharply pointed horns, rounded cutout on lower treble bout, 2 Dirty Fingers exposed coil humbuckers, double locking tremolo system, mfg. 1985-87.
X-PLORER (DSXR, EXPLORER '76 REISSUE) Get Pricing - offset hourglass mahogany body/neck, white or mirror (2002-present) pickguard, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, blackface peghead with pearl logo inlay, six-on-a-side tuners, chrome hardware, two ceramic (496R and 500T) magnet humbuckers, two volume/one tone controls, three-position switch, available in Cherry (disc. 2007), Classic White (CW), Ebony (EB), Natural, Natural Burst (disc. 2005), or Vintage Sunburst (VS, disc. 1994) finish, mfg. 1990-2013.
Explorer Gothic Get Pricing - similar to the Explorer, except has Gibson's Gothic appointments which include a Satin Black finish, black chrome hardware, a black pickguard, truss-rod cover, and jack input plate, and no fingerboard inlays except a 12th fret moon and star design, mfg. 1998-2001.
X-PLORER PRO (DSX+) Get Pricing - similar to Explorer '76 Reissue, except has AA maple single bound top, ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays, chrome hardware, available in Trans. Amber or Trans. Black finish, mfg. 2002-04.
EXPLORER 90 DOUBLE Get Pricing - offset hourglass mahogany body/neck, 25.5 in. scale, white pickguard, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, blackface peghead with pearl split diamond/logo inlay, 6-on-a-side tuners, gold hardware, 2 humbucker pickups, 2 volume/1 tone controls, 3-position switch, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1989-1991.
EXPLORER VOODOO (DSXV) Get Pricing - features JuJu (JJ) finish and bright chrome hardware, mfg. 2002 only.
X-PLORER STUDIO (DSXS) Get Pricing - smaller poplar Explorer body size (90%), mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, pearloid dot inlays, two high output ceramic mini-humbucker pickups (2003-mid-2004) or regular humbucker pickups (late 2004 only), tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, 24.75 in. scale, available in Studio Copper, Metallic Blue, Studio Blue (disc. 2004), Studio Red (disc. 2004), Studio Yellow (disc. 2004) Metallic Green (available 2004 only), or Metallic Yellow (available 2004 only), mfg. 2003-04.
X-Plorer Studio Swamp Ash Get Pricing - similar to the X-Plorer Studio, except has a swamp ash body, available in Natural Satin finish, mfg. 2003-04.
X-PLORER NEW CENTURY (DSXRM) Get Pricing - mahogany body, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and mirror dot inlays, 60s style neck, chrome hardware, humbucker pickups w/o covers, features full body mirror pickguard and truss rod cover, available in Ebony finish, mfg. 2006-07.
EXPLORER PRO (DSXP) Get Pricing - Explorer-style, lightweight mahogany body, antique top body binding, mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with small Gibson logo, six-on-one-side Grover tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, two exposed humbucker pickups (496R neck, 500T bridge), three amber top hat knobs (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, available in Ebony or Natural (2007 only) finish, 24.75 in. scale, mfg. 2007-08.
Explorer Pro Flamed Maple Top (DSXPF) Get Pricing - similar to the Explorer Pro, except has a flamed maple top, available in Natural Satin or Vintage Sunburst finish, mfg. 2007-08.
SHRED-X EXPLORER Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body, mahogany '50s rounded neck, 22-fret ebony fingerboard with black dot inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with pearl logo, six-on-one-side locking Grover tuners, Kahler tremolo bridge, two EMG 85 pickups, three black numbered speed knobs (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch on the middle treble bout, black chrome hardware, available in Ebony finish, 24.75 in. scale, limited edition run of 1,000 instruments, mfg. 2008 only.
REVERSE EXPLORER Get Pricing - reverse offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body, mahogany Explorer rounded neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with small black block inlays at the 5th and 12th frets, Ted McCarty designed Moderne "Gumby"-style headstock with gold cursive Gibson logo, six-on-the-other-side Steinberger gearless tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, lightning bolt carbon fiber pickguard, two '57 Classic covered humbuckers, three gold numbered speed knobs (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch on the upper bass bout, gold hardware, available in Antique Walnut finish, 24.75 in. scale, black reptile pattern hardshell case with white plush interior included, limited edition run of 1,000 instruments, mfg. 2008 only.
50 YEAR COMMEMORATIVE EXPLORER Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body, AA figured maple top with beveled edges, set Mahogany neck, 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard with pearl split block inlays and gold fretwire, hockey stick-style headstock with a unique Gibson logo that was designed by Ted McCarty, six-on-one-side Steinberger gearless tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, no pickguard, two '57 Classic covered humbucker pickups, three black top hat knobs with gold inserts (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch on upper treble bout, jack on side of guitar, gold hardware, available in Brimstone Burst finish, 24.75 in. scale, 1.695 in. nut width, limited edition with a total production of 1,000 guitars, mfg. 2008 only.
ROBOT X-PLORER (2008, RBDX) Get Pricing - offset hourglass-shaped mahogany body, set mahogany neck, 22-fret white-bound ebony fingerboard with pearl trapezoidal inlays, hockey stick-style unbound headstock with MOP Gibson logo, six-on-one-side robotic Powerhead Locking tuners, tune-o-matic Powertune bridge, Powertune stop tailpiece, two exposed humbucker pickups (496R, 500T), three knobs (two normal, and one Master Control Knob that controls the robotic actions of the guitar), three-way pickup switch, Neutrik jack on side of guitar, chrome hardware, available in Metallic Red finish, 24.75 in. scale, black reptile pattern hardshell case with white plush interior included, mfg. fall 2008-2012.
HOLY EXPLORER (2009, DSHX) Get Pricing - hourglass-shaped Explorer-style mahogany body with several carved vented openings, set mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and Gibson logo, six-on-one-side mini Grover tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, no pickguard, two exposed humbucker pickups (496R neck, 500T bridge), single black numbered volume knob, three-way pickup switch, jack on side of guitar, chrome hardware, available in Satin Cherry finish, 24.75 in. scale, limited edition run of 350 instruments, hardshell case included, mfg. 2009-2010.
TRIBAL XPLORER (2009, DSTX) Get Pricing - hourglass-shaped Explorer-style mahogany body, set mahogany neck, 22-fret ebony fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and Gibson logo, bell-shaped truss rod cover, six-on-one-side locking mini Grover tuners, Kahler tremolo bridge, no pickguard, two exposed humbucker pickups (496R neck, 500T bridge), three black speed knobs (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch, jack on side of guitar, black chrome hardware, available in Satin White with black tribal pattern paint graphics, 24.75 in. scale, hardshell case and certificate of authenticity included, limited edition run of 350 instruments, mfg. 2009-2011.
EXPLORER 7-STRING (2010, DSX7) Get Pricing - seven-string configuration, offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body, set mahogany neck with a slim rounded profile, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with no inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and gold Gibson logo, black truss rod cover, seven-on-one-side mini Grover Rotomatic tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, black pickguard, two EMG active pickups (neck: EMG 707, bridge: EMG 81-7), three knobs (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, available in Ebony finish, 1.969 in. nut width, black hardshell case included, mfg. 2010-2011.
EXPLORER VAMPIRE BLOOD MOON (2010, DSVP) Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style swamp ash chambered body, set mahogany neck with a fast Explorer profile, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with red acrylic blood drop inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and red Gibson logo, black truss rod cover, six-on-one-side mini Grover tuners, Schaller Floyd Rose-style double locking tremolo bridge, no pickguard, two exposed Gibson GEM active pickups, three black knobs with red numbers (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch with a red tip, black hardware, available in JuJu grain textured satin finish, 24.75 in. scale, 1.695 in. nut width, black hardshell case included, mfg. 2010-11.
EXPLORER MELODY MAKER (MMEX) Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style maple slab body, set Melody Maker-style neck, 22-fret torrified maple fingerboard with dot inlays, rounded arrow-shaped headstock with black overlay, three-per-side white button tuners, combination wrap around bridge/tailpiece, single-ply black pickguard, single exposed 491T humbucker pickup, single volume knob, chrome hardware, available in Satin Blue, Satin Ebony, or Satin White finish, 24.75 in. scale, limited edition run of 1,800 instruments (600 of each color), mfg. 2011-12.
EXPLORER BARITONE (2011, DSXB) Get Pricing - baritone configuration, offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body, set maple Explorer profile neck, 22-fret Preciosa fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and MOP Gibson logo, black truss rod cover, six-on-one-side mini Grover kindey tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, four-ply white pickguard, two exposed humbucker pickups (neck: 496R, bridge: 500T), three black speed knobs (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, available in Silverburst finish, 28 in. scale, 1.7 in. nut width, limited edition run of 400 instruments, black hardshell case included, mfg. 2011-12.
EXPLORER TREMOLO (2011, DSXT) Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body, set mahogany neck with a slim fast profile, 22-fret Obeche fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and MOP Gibson logo, black truss rod cover, six-on-one-side mini Grover kindey tuners, Floyd Rose vibrato double locking bridge, no pickguard, two exposed humbucker pickups (neck: 496R, bridge: 500T), three knobs (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, available in Classic White finish, 24.75 in. scale, 1.7 in. nut width, limited edition run of 300 instruments, black hardshell case included, mfg. 2011 only.
SAMMY HAGAR SIGNATURE EXPLORER (2011, DSRRX) Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body, cream body binding, set mahogany neck with a thin flat Explorer profile, 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and MOP Gibson logo, black truss rod cover with custom red "R", six-on-one-side mini Grover kindey tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, cream pickguard, two exposed Zebra humbucker pickups (neck: '57 Classic, bridge: BurstBucker 3), three knobs (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, available in Red Rocker finish, 24.75 in. scale, 1.695 in. nut width, limited edition run of 400 instruments, black hardshell case included, mfg. 2011-12.
EXPLORER TRADITIONAL PRO (2011, DXCG) Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body that is 4% smaller than a normal Explorer, cream body binding, set mahogany neck with a thin Explorer profile, 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and MOP Gibson logo, black truss rod cover, six-on-one-side mini Grover kindey tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, no pickguard, two exposed Zebra humbucker pickups (neck: '57 Classic, bridge: BurstBucker 3), three knobs (two v with push/pull coil taps, tone), three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, available in Ebony or Wine Red finish, 24.75 in. scale, 1.695 in. nut width, black hardshell case included, mfg. 2011-12.
DETHKLOK "THUNDERHORSE" EXPLORER (2011, DSDK) Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body, cream body binding, set mahogany neck with a slim fast profile, 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and silver Gibson logo, black truss rod cover with "Thunderhorse" inscription, six-on-one-side mini Grover tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, no pickguard, two covered humbucker pickups (neck: BurstBucker 1, bridge: BurstBucker 2), three knobs (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, available in Silverburst finish, 24.75 in. scale, 1.695 in. nut width, black hardshell case included, mfg. 2011-12.
BILL KELLIHER "GOLDEN AXE" EXPLORER (2013, DXBK) Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body, cream body binding, set mahogany neck with a slim fast profile, 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with figured acrylic trapezoid inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and gold Gibson logo, black truss rod cover with six-on-one-side mini Grover tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, gold pickguard, two split coil covered Lace Nitro hemi humbucker pickups, two gold knobs (v, tone), three-way pickup switch, gold hardware, available in Gold Burst finish, 24.75 in. scale, 1.695 in. nut width, black hardshell case included, mfg. 2013 only.
EXPLORER 120 (2014, DX120) Get Pricing - offset hourglass Explorer-style mahogany body, set mahogany neck, 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with acrylic dots and 12th fret "120th Anniversary" inlays, hockey stick-style headstock with black overlay and MOP Gibson logo, black truss rod cover with six-on-one-side mini Grover tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, four-ply white pickguard, two covered BurstBucker Pro humbucker pickups, three black top hat knobs with silver inserts (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, available in Ebony or Heritage Cherry finish, 24.75 in. scale, 1.695 in. nut width, black hardshell case included, new 2014.
GIBSON ELECTRIC: EXPLORER SERIES

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